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I want to choose an accent paint colour that will work with my roof shingles and vinyl siding. The roof is brown/beige/rust/red and the siding is a light grey with beige undertone. Then
there's this horrible Hardiboard siding covering the foundation that's in a grey with blue undertones (shudder!) I'm going to paint the Hardiboard, my front door and add shutters to the windows.
I'm thinking of Behr Japanese Maple for the front door (rusty red) and white for the shutters. Do I match the siding colour on the Hardiboard? or paint it one of the accent colours? Suggestions please!
ideas on ways to do this that it won't take away from curb appeal, but add to it, such as, extending the top portion into a longer porch, some very low maintenance bushes that really
would not need much care, etc. 3) if original steps going into the house can be left in place would you leave them or take them do away with them? Trying to get a few pictures as requested to load on Sunday/Monday.
This spring/summer I'm hoping to construct a new front entry for our house. It needs to fit into the neighborhood (very simple designs) yet hopefully give some definition to our front
entry way. Wanna get on the bandwagon and describe or show pics of ideas? ;-) I have many ideas of my own already but wondering if our budget will allow certain ones. We're going to remove the existing cement two-level steps to make it larger (and level!) to have more room for the proposed redesign.
We have a very deteriorated blacktop driveway and in one section, there is what I would consider a pothole or depression that is very noticeable when you drive over it. I've tried filling it with gravel in the past but the gravel has been pushed out of the depression. Does anyone have any tips on what to fill the dip with that will stay in place?
We live in a very windy area near farmland, so our lawn was always dried up and weedy. We removed everything, grass, a bizarre mix of ratty lilies, rose shrubs and geraniums that were
years past their prime. Now we have this bare earth, and hubby has asked me to design something that is low maintenance and low water needs. Unfortunately, I am stumped for ideas.
I do know that the property divider is river rock, and we planned on extending that down across the front, surrounding the utility boxes (we can weed control better that way.
I plan on planting bright red and yellow lantana in the bed along the sidewalk.
As you can see, we have some new growth springing up now our rainy season is here, so I need to get on the ball and get the weed control down. We do have a sprinkler system, but the wind made it worthless; most water ended up in the street. The soil is fairly heavy, some clay, lots of cement chunks (they used to make cement here and the builder failed to use clean fill.)
I'm thinking native grasses and/ or succulents surrounded by shredded bark for weed control would be best. There's time to establish before the frost (that will be in January) and they wouldn't require too much water later. (The sidewalk was also lined with echeveria, which are still piled on the side waiting for me to figure out where to put them.) I'd also like some shrubbery along the porch, as we have a few stray cats who seek shelter there and a wind break would be welcome. The house is currently a mix of grey, off-white and a faded Colonial blue, but we hope to have it painted sometime next year in earthier tones.
Any input/ design suggestions would be welcome. We are in USDA gardening zone 9B, if that helps. Thanks in advance!